Welcome to the new catalog for Santa Fe Public Library. We'd love to hear your feedback.
La Farge Branch Library is closed indefinitely for repairs.

Metalwork and enamelling: a practical treatise on gold and silversmiths' work and their allied crafts

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Dover Publications,
Pub. Date:
[1971]
Edition:
5th rev. ed.
Language:
English
Description

All those concerned with goldsmithing, silversmithing, rare metal objects, or metal scientific instruments, or their repair or restoration will be delighted to find this bible of their craft available again in a new edition. And those interested in such work as one of the most rewarding of all avocational arts can hardly find a better guide. For this is the professional's handbook -- the standard text on the subject. The author, who, among his other achievements, was responsible for reconstruction work on the Sutton Hoo treasure in the British Museum (and was awarded the Order of the British Empire for his work), treats every aspect of the craft in detail, from basic tools to casting and enameling in separate sections. After discussing materials and tools, he provides a treatment of soldering in rare metals that is more extensive, more thorough, and richer in practical advice than can be found elsewhere. He continues into filigree work, the setting of stones, raising and shaping, spinning, repoussé work, wire twisting, hinges and joints, inlaying and overlaying, niello, alloys and stratified fabrics, enameling (including cloisonné, plique-à-jour, champlevé, bassetaille, encrusted and painted enamels), metal casting, construction, setting out, polishing and coloring, design, and assaying and hallmarking. Wherever possible, he analyzes examples of fine craftsmanship, ancient and modern, to illustrate practical aspects of the process he is explaining. Helpful hints are included on shop set-up and safety. The vastness of the author's experience in the actual work, with his authoritative knowledge of the entire field, ensures that readers of Metalwork and Enamelling are being advised and guided by a renowned expert. Over 300 figures and photographs amplify the discussion of tools, materials, and construction. Tables and standards useful to the craftsman (melting points and weights of metals, for example) are included. Notes to the photographic plates describe the objects in detail -- magnificent examples of craftsmanship throughout the ages. Both complete and concise, this book belongs close to every rare metals workshop, laboratory, museum shop, and craft center.

Also in this Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780486227023
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 2cebb11c-2dbf-6b9f-8bae-770fc3c2b50e
Grouping Title metalwork and enamelling a practical treatise on gold and silversmiths work and their allied crafts
Grouping Author maryon herbert
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-08-11 04:21:02AM
Last Indexed 2018-08-19 04:28:56AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Maryon, Herbert.
author_display Maryon, Herbert
available_at_santafe Main Library
detailed_location_santafe Main
display_description
format_category_santafe Books
format_santafe Book
id 2cebb11c-2dbf-6b9f-8bae-770fc3c2b50e
isbn 9780486227023
item_details ils:.b10006059|.i18958254|Main|739.2 Mar|||1|false|false|||||*CHECK SHELF*||mn||
itype_santafe Regular Circ
last_indexed 2018-08-19T10:28:56.297Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_santafe 739.2 Mar
owning_library_santafe Santa Fe Public Library
owning_location_santafe Main Library
primary_isbn 9780486227023
publishDate 1971
record_details ils:.b10006059|Book|Books|5th rev. ed.|English|Dover Publications,|[1971]|xii, 335 p. : ill., plates ; 22 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_santafe
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b10006059 .i18958254 On Shelf *CHECK SHELF* false true true false false true 999
subject_facet Art metal-work, Enamel and enameling, Goldwork, Silverwork
title_display Metalwork and enamelling : a practical treatise on gold and silversmiths' work and their allied crafts
title_full Metalwork and enamelling : a practical treatise on gold and silversmiths' work and their allied crafts / line drawings by Cyril Pearce
title_short Metalwork and enamelling :
title_sub a practical treatise on gold and silversmiths' work and their allied crafts
topic_facet Art metal-work, Enamel and enameling, Goldwork, Silverwork